Guidance on Issuing GWAC Task Orders
Acquisitions should follow these basic steps:
- Plan the acquisition;
- Define requirements and develop the solicitation;
- Issue solicitations and offer fair opportunity (unless there is an exception);
- Evaluate proposals;
- Document award, debriefings, and protests; and,
- Administer and close out the order.
View ordering guides
The ordering guides below define roles and responsibilities for the GWAC ordering processes and provide helpful instructions for using GWACs:
Your agency's internal process takes precedence
When using any interagency contract, your agency's internal ordering process takes precedence. If you are the issuing agency's ordering contracting officer, it is your responsibility to know of agency-specific policies for issuing orders on contract vehicles.
For Department of Defense (DoD) customers
8(a) STARS II
|8(a) STARS II Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the 8(a) STARS II GWAC.
|Alliant Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the Alliant GWAC.
Alliant Small Business
|Alliant Small Business Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the Alliant Small Business GWAC.
|VETS Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the VETS GWAC.
|VETS Ordering Guide Addendum GSA-01
This addendum addresses the interim FAR rule 16.505, which resulted from the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008.
|VETS Ordering Guide Addendum GSA-02
This addendum addresses the final FAR rule 16.505, which resulted from the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008. It contains minor changes to the interim rule released as GSA-01 above — please read both together.